Day in history for June 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Stone laying for the foundation of Captain Robinson's new block on the corner of Washington Street in Rock Island is under way.

1900 -- 100 years ago
H.J. Byshe resigned as manager of the Central Union Telephone Co. in Moline. W.B. Roberts, manager of the Rock Island office, was placed in charge of both exchanges.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The old Gallup house on 3rd Avenue and 4th Street, Rock Island, a mansion in the 1850s, is being razed.

1950 -- 50 years ago
After a two-year lapse, fire returned yesterday to the Dixline company plant, Galva, and caused damage estimated close to $10,000. The firm manufactures casket hardware. Although there was considerable damage, the flames were halted quicker than the fire of July 18, 1947, which virtually wiped out the entire plant. The damage at the last blaze was $150,000 and at the time was called the worst fire in Galva's history.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A birthday can be a ``hairy deal'' when your gift is a visit to a beauty salon for your first haircut. Christine Hollemback celebrated her fifth birthday by having her sit-upon tresses, which have grown uncut since birth, cropped to a shoulder length style. Her mother plans to save the beautiful blond braids.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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